COVID worries and a fixture clash kept numbers down to 18 with Sue and Lois sharing games and kitchen duties. Christmas sweaters much in evidence!
We began with bacon butties, two games and then coffee break with nibbles, two more games with the last game to finish deciding the outcome, Bob Bish on one team, Paula and Martin on the other, all on 3 wins. Bob triumphs and the only player with 4 wins.
Soup, cake, mulled wine, beer and a raffle no wonder everyone had a great time.
Results: 1st Bob Bish, tied for 2nd Paula and Martin and 4th place going to Nicole. First Fannies: Mari and George.
Many thanks Lois, Sue, Julie and Sue’s granddaughter Amber for the Christmas fare (Hope to see Amber playing next year). Thanks also go to Paul for running the bar and Jackie for running the raffle. Well done to everyone for donating raffle prizes and for helping make the day a great success. And finally a warm welcome to Graham our latest recruit.
Weather fairly dry but a bitingly cold north wind blowing, we managed to coerce 14 brave souls into battle, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but Singles Champion is a title well worth winning, just ask Dave Kilshaw who played despite spending all night in the casino (he says he was working) great commitment David.
Bacon butties consumed we started with 3 leagues in the morning, soup at lunchtime and then main, consolage and plate in the afternoon.
An easy win over yours truly saw DK into the semis against Mark, and In a hard fought game Mark eventually triumphed and Dave and Carrie could dash off to bed (these youngsters).
The other final semi was an all Hayward affair with some brilliant pointing by Sheila seeing her through, Paul did avoid a fanny (just).
The final: Mark v Sheila alas despite the support of her fellow ladies there was no more heroics from Sheila and a comfortable win for Mark.
The consolage saw a win for Bob Bish over Martin.
The plate was a close run thing with Daena, Sue and Tim all on 2 wins going into the final round with Daena beating Lois and Tim defeating Sue. The result remarkably, was draw both with 3 wins +20. Well played all!
Many thanks to Lois for the catering well supported by Sue and Gerry. Thanks also to Carrie for sorting all the running order, scores etc.